Santa Cupcakes Recipe

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Santa Cupcakes Recipe
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Santa Cupcakes Recipe

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"My kids leave out at least one cupcake for Santa on Christmas Eve," shares Sharon Skildum from Maple Grove, Minnesota.
Recommended: 11 Santa-Shaped Treats
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting (about 1-2/3 cups)
  • Red gel or paste food coloring
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red Hots
  • Sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes, filling paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; cool completely.
Tint 2/3 cup frosting red with food coloring. Place 3 tablespoons white frosting in a food-safe plastic bag; cut a 1/4-in. hole in one corner and reserve for piping.
Use remaining white frosting to cover two-thirds of each cupcake. Cover remaining cupcake with red frosting for hats. Pipe fur trim on bottom of hats; add marshmallows for pom-poms. Decorate with chocolate chips for eyes, Red Hots for noses and coconut for beards. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Santa Cupcakes in Quick Cooking December 2000, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake: 276 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting (about 1-2/3 cups)
  • Red gel or paste food coloring
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red Hots
  • Sweetened shredded coconut
  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes, filling paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; cool completely.
  2. Tint 2/3 cup frosting red with food coloring. Place 3 tablespoons white frosting in a food-safe plastic bag; cut a 1/4-in. hole in one corner and reserve for piping.
  3. Use remaining white frosting to cover two-thirds of each cupcake. Cover remaining cupcake with red frosting for hats. Pipe fur trim on bottom of hats; add marshmallows for pom-poms. Decorate with chocolate chips for eyes, Red Hots for noses and coconut for beards. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Santa Cupcakes in Quick Cooking December 2000, p41

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Noncookinmama User ID: 5445144 82088
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"easy and fun for Christmas!"

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scott5625 User ID: 2515987 43190
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"we loved them"

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tam145 User ID: 1527525 43126
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"Simple to make and look stunning."

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Frances Hatfield User ID: 2195181 203895
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"My granddaughter and I made these cupcakes last year and they were a big hit with all her little friends."

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nanagale42557 User ID: 4158581 82087
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"We had Christmas in July for Missions in our church. These cupcakes were a big hit. I was the only one to do a Christmas Theme for our bake sale ....Everyone brought a cupcake and these sold out first! Thanmks so much"

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dmgiblin User ID: 2150746 83338
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"Made these for The Ronald McDonald House that I volunteer with plus a batch for my daughter's 20th birthday. They were perfect and quite easy. I substituted a red mini m&m for the nose. Will definitely make again next year."

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emigh User ID: 105870 66885
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"I had so much fun making these, and they were a great hit with my family."

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corky845 User ID: 3026552 33665
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"These were very good and easy to make except I though it would be easier to use red frosting in a tube for the hat. It was easy to work with, but when I took them from the refrigerator to our destination the red icing ran and was a little messy and not as pretty as when they were first made."

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Becky Kendall User ID: 2747191 43121
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"Looks great!

I Have some Red Silicone cupcake cups. Will look festive.
Tomorrow!"

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ky_minx User ID: 3197174 33661
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"Thanks for the ideas for an alternative to coconut. I'm almost embarrassed that I didn't think of that on my own. It also sparked the thought of using shavings from candy bars that are made of white chocolate."

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